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Report: Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue at Abernathy Company in Texarkana, Arkansas

DATE: 11/07/15

An employee was moving a 55-gallon drum of hydrofluoric acid onto a pallet on a forklift. The employee pushed the drum with his hands and knee. Approximately 1 hour later, he noticed his pant leg was wet and recognized the acid odor. He suffered 2nd degree burns to his knee cap and was hospitalized.

Report ID 2015118390  
Date 11/07/2015  
UPA 1036372  
Primary NAICS 325998  
Nature 1512 Second degree chemical burns and corrosions
Part of Body 512 Knee(s)
Source 1113 Hydrogen fluoride, hydrofluoric acid
Event 5544 Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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